I wasn't at all sure what it was, so I asked around, and the consensus among the staff at the park are that this is an American Badger! I sure wish I had got a great picture, instead of this.
I also had been seeing some really beautiful grey, black and white birds, but couldn't get a good enough long look at them. I was running my dogs with the car last evening, and one of these beautiful birds was perched in a bush, so I stopped the car and got the camera out and got a couple of good shots of this bird, before I had to move on (traffic).
|Black throated sparrow|
The beauty in nature is so healing to the soul!